Welcome to the Airport Photo Shelf
of the Florida
Aviation history for Monroe County
Key West in 1913 when Augustin Parla flew a bi-wing seaplane to Muriel,
Cuba. The US Navy dredges a seaplane base at Trumbo in 1917, also used
for dirigibles during World War I. In May 1918, a two motored Navy
flew to Cuba.
Aerovias Q was a Cuban Airline and National Airlines flew two flights daily from Miami.
In January 1953 the city gave Monroe County clear title to Meacham field in order to obtain CAA grants. The same month 63 planes of the 10th annual "Snowbirds Flight" returned to Key West from Havana.
In 2006 the airport is being renovated at a cost of $25 million and going up.
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